South America is an incredible place to travel to no matter where you stay, but every now and then, an indulgent vacation -- complete with a little pampering -- is just what the doctor ordered. Lima, the slightly gritty capital of Peru and the largest city in the nation, may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think “luxury,” but these hotels and spas will restore your Zen faster than you can say namaste.
Country Club Lima Hotel
For a stress free couple of days, check into Country Club Lima Hotel, which offers guests access to the 18-hole golf course on premises. The property, renovated in 2008, also has a great bar and restaurant on property. Cocktails by the pool, anyone?
Miraflores Park Hotel
There are a lot of great places to stay in Lima, but Miraflores Park Hotel in San Isidro makes the list for its spa alone. The rooms here are spacious and the bathrooms are lovely, yes, but the on-site Zest spa sources products from the Amazon for its treatments, which include lymphatic drainage and reflexology in addition to standard massages, pedicures, and facials.
The Westin Lima Hotel & Conference Center
Also located in San Isidro, the modern Westin Lima Hotel & Conference Center features the 3,000-square-meter Heavenly Spa with 17 different treatment cabins, four hydromassage rooms, and an extensive menu of Peruvian-style treatments like the “Cusco Mud,” a mud body wrap said to rejuvenate even the driest, toughest skin.
Though the Swissotel Lima primarily caters to business travelers, there are plenty of perks to be had here, like access to the executive lounge for free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. If you can afford it, the Presidential Suite here has an outdoor terrace, whirlpool, and sauna. Sign us up!